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Settle Snippets 17th November


A reminder that names are now being taken for this year’s Christmas Day dinner and tea and early booking would greatly assist with planning for this event. This event is open to all ages and cost is £10 per head. The venue this year will be St John’s Hall and will run from 11.45am-4.45pm. To reserve a place please contact 01729 822138. Volunteers are also sought to assist with cooking, serving and arranging the meals and transport.


An Autumn Concert will be held by Settle Orchestra on 23 November at Settle College at 7.30pm. The Orchestra will be conducted by Ola Ness and will feature soloist Robert Buller. The programme will include works by Mozart, Haydn and Beethoven. The programme will be repeated at Christ Church, Skipton on 30 November. Tickets available via Orchestra members and from:Cave and Crag, Settle, High Bentham post office, Settle Music or 01729 825806.


Athlefit is latest initiative following on from  2012 Olympics from England Athletics to encourage 500,000 more people to get into exercise and to have fun.  It is a new fitness programme which combines athletics with a fun and exciting programme of getting and keeping fit by providing accessible non competitive fitness sessions based upon athletics and ultimately – where there is a desire – a link through to athletics clubs and competition. The sessions will take place at Castleberg Scouts Drill Hall during  Term time Wednesdays @ 9.30am Fridays @ 7.15pm  & Sundays 10.30am.  They will be run byJill Eccleston local qualified and insured instructor  For more info call 07955 342344 or email


A range of arts and crafts will be on sale at Friends Meeting House on 23 November between 11am – 2pm in aid of the Catholic Church Restoration Fund.  There will also be jewellery, cards and preserves on sale.


The Three Peaks Folk Club will take place at Settle Social Club on 23 November at 9pm. This free session will take the form of a singaround featuring local artists. All are welcome.


There will be a recital of organ music by Edward Scott, formerly organist at Holy Trinity Church, Skipton, on 23 November at Settle Parish Churc. This will commence at 7.30pm and there will be a retiring collection.


Giggleswick School Chapel on 24 November is the venue for a concert by Cantores Salicium of music for the canonical hours. “Morning, noon and night” will feature music by Byrd, Tallis and Holst, amongst others. The concert will commence at 7.30pm and tickets cost £10 from choir members or on the door.


There will be a book signing at Settle Library on Tuesday 26 November at 10am when local author Joy Calvert will be signing copies of her book “Out of Time”, a novel set in Settle.


Paris in the nineteen-twenties is the setting for an “All that Jazz” dance, arranged by Age UK on 27 November at St John’s Hall. There will be music by local jazz musicians and the dancing will be led by Liz Culshaw. There will be a prize for the best dressed jazz age look. Tickets via 823066. Tickets cost £4, including soup, roll and cake.


The next meeting of the club will take place on 27 November at 2pm at Townhead Court. This will be the AGM and will be followed by a session entitled Creative Christmas is Coming.


The next film showing by TRAMPS will take place on 27 November at Victoria Hall at 7.45pm. The film is “Winter in Wartime”, set in Holland towards the end of World War II, it follows the story of a 14 year old growing up and becoming involved with the resistance movement.


The Power of Compassion, masked dance and sacred chant from a Tibetan monastry is brought to the stage on 21st November and on  22nd there will be good time Americana in the form of Whiskey Dogs Hoe Down Band. The month is brought to a lively end with bust by Take Off That, a Take That tribute band, on November 30th. For details of all tickets and performance times contact 01729 825718.


There will be an all sorts market at Victoria Hall on 30th November between 9.30-4.00. There will be refreshments available all day, a range of stalls and a raffle.  For further details contact 01729 823867.


A ‘Day for Palestine’ will be held on Saturday 30th November in the Friends Meeting House, Kirkgate, Settle, 10am until 3pm. We will be selling Palestinian food (olive oil, olives, cous cous, almonds, and Palestinian herbs) plus olive soap. There will be food served all day, and information and exhibitions plus talks from women just back from the olive harvest in the West Bank.


Do you get tongue tied at interviews, dread making that wedding speech, fear proposing a vote of thanks? Then this workshop may hold the answer. Settle Stories have arranged a workshop session from 2-4pm on Speaking with Confidence. This will take place at Friends Meeting House on 30 November and will be led by Charles Tyrer, a theatre professional who specialises in working with community groups and individuals and applies drama and theatre techniques to help individuals overcome ‘the everyday fears that inhibit peoples everyday life. For details contact Settle Stories via their town hall office on their website at


Advance notice that this year’s Settle Christmas Light Switch On will take place on November 30th between 2-5pm. Details to be announced later. Those wishing to take part are invited to contact Tony Hardwick on 01729 268094


On 30th November from 12 – 3 pm, before Settle’s Christmas lights switch-on, The Folly will be hosting a family activity ‘Christmas Fun at The Folly, which will give everyone the opportunity of making some lovely traditional Christmas decorations and the chance to look round the house at the same time. Another important date to put in your diaries now is 7 December at 7.30 pm, when the costumed Leeds Waits, playing on period instruments, make a welcome return to the Folly to celebrate a 17th century Christmas in front of a roaring log fire. Please book your tickets in advance since places are limited.


The next meeting will be on Wednesday 4 December when Michael  Cullingworth will give a talk on Pantomime. There will also be a raffle for a Christmas Hamper at this meeting.


For the first time Bentham & District Pet Rescue are holding their Christmas Fair in Bentham!  It will be taking place at the Town Hall on Wednesday 4 December between 10am and 3pm.  Refreshments will be served from 10am with homemade light lunches, cakes, scones and all the usual festive goodies.  There will be a Christmas Tombola, cake stall, gifts, crafts, Christmas cards, calendars and raffle tickets will be on sale for our Bumper Christmas Hampers (7 in total!) with the draw taking place the same afternoon.  So please come and enjoy our festive Christmas Fair.


A reminder that the next charity dance will be on December 7th and this  will be the Christmas Party Dance. This year this event will take the form of a Jacobs Join Supper with the cost of the evening remaining at £5. This dance will also begin at 8pm and end at 11.30pm and will take place at Settle College. To book please ring 01729 8223259/ 824038 before December 5th.


The next fund raising event will be the Christmas Coffee Morning to be held at the Old Court House Station Road on Saturday December 14th. All welcome


Settle Station will be holding its Christmas Open Day on Saturday, 14 December, 2013, from 10.30am to 4.00pm.  There will be music, mince pies and sherry (or soft drinks). Come to buy local and railway gifts, Christmas cards, Thomas the Tank Engine etc. No entry charge and all welcome



Local photographers Tony and Carol Dilger latest exhibition “Wild and Restless Nature” is now on display in the Foyer Gallery. This exhibition will run through to December 8th.  On 28-30th November school students will take to the stage with  their production of “West Side Story”. The community cinema family film afternoons continue on Sunday 8th December with “Turbo”, the story of a super-charged snail! Details of all tickets and times are available via or via 01729 893180.


A Christmas Fair will take place in the church on November 22 between7.00 – 9.00 pm with mulled wine and mince pies and then again on November 23 between 10.00 – 4.00pm. There will be the usual range of stalls and refreshments.  Santa will be in his grotto between 10-12 and from 2-4 on November 23rd. All welcome

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